Purpose of this change
Edinburgh Airport is growing fast.
We propose to introduce a number of RNAV1 Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs), RNAV1 Arrival Transitions and RNAV5 STARs in order to meet technical requirements and improve airspace efficiency and capacity. Our target runway capacity is 50 movements per hour.
These new routes will take advantage of improved navigational capability, which will allow better planning and increase the capacity of the airspace and the runway, particularly in peak times. This may also minimise the environmental impacts of flights in terms of the total number of people overflown, as well as when and how often they are overflown – while also cutting average CO2 emissions.
We believe an improved airspace with the right flight paths and technology for Edinburgh Airport will ensure our airport can meet existing and future demand by increasing the capacity of its runways and allow flights to depart with fewer delays and environmental impacts.
The CAA Response
31/01/2020 - The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment and is not satisfied that the change sponsor has met the requirements of the Process up to this point. The CAA does not approve progress to the next Step. Further explanation for this decision is contained in the 'Define Gateway Outcome' document.